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Golfito MarinaAdventure tourism along with tourism of all types is growing in Costa Rica. More and more discerning travelers are heading down to the beautiful tropics and Costa Rica is a favorite. Of the many adventure activities that are popular among tourists, sportfishing is one of the top attractions. Surprisingly though, Costa Rica doesn’t count many marinas along its shores. That will soon change with the announcement of a new resort and marina located in Golfito on Costa Rica’s south Pacific coast.

The new development, Golfito Marina Village & Resort, is set to start construction in June. The development plan calls for the renovation of the town center with a history museum, tourist center, local arts and crafts village, and a new boardwalk with restaurants and shops. It’s not all about sedate and relaxing activities, however. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will enjoy the miles of bike trails planned as well as the community recreational park.

As for the fishing, the first phase of the deep-water marina will include 50 of a future 130 slips, with berths big enough to accommodate superyachts as long as 350ft. There will also be a dry dock, boat service yard, and a 265ft fuel dock. The resort will feature the usual mix of hotel and beach villa accommodations plus three unique private islands with villas.

In the future, the marina plans to host sportfishing tournaments like the Offshore World Championship that was held just north of Golfito in Quepos and the Los Sueños Triple Crown near Jaco. Until then, the development will provide a welcome boost to the local economy that hasn’t benefited from tourism as much as the more northern parts of Costa Rica have.For adventure travelers and eco-tourists the development will also help with bettering the general infrastructure providing easier access to the southern tip of Costa Rica.

Thanks to Trade Only Today for the original story.

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